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. more on the report from the centers of medicare and medicaid services. susan host this isçó 55-minute event. >> i'm susan denser, happy new year and welcome to our briefing on health care numbers. that is ritual as the medicare and medicaid services as well as health affairs to bring out these spending numbers every year, and we're delighted to be able to do that once more. this year we have historic numbers to help act twares and others unveil. and as you will hear and perhaps already read we had an historic slowdown in the rate of health care spending as well as rate of growth in 50 years.ç] of course the other side of the story is health care spending still grew faster than the overall economy so we're not out of our long-term projectry with the health differing to pay for the health 06 our folks.Ñi and i will turn it over to our folks from cms to present the data. you'll be hearing from micah hartman. with the office of the act tware at the centers for medicare medicaid services or cms. he works primarily on historical and age-basedçó national health care spending benefits and
control to education, to national parks. it will not affect military or security costs for medicare, the engine of big spending. it is driving costs. >> let's make tough choices. everything, cutting our own budget. >> the president is aiming at tax breaks at the middle class. >> proposals will make it easier for families to get by, students to get ahead, workers to retire. but it came on the day a new poll confirmed americans top concerns, jobs and the economy. about to debut of every five -- two of every five american workers has been unemployed for six months. we have never seen anything like that before. >> i think people care more about results, about the creation of jobs, about getting a handle on the deficit, then they do about the next speech. >> the president of the united states. [applause] >> to americans, tomorrow night. this morning, congress comes out with more bad news on the deficit. even allies acknowledged the president's spending freeze would only make a dent. in washington, back to you. >> metro workers were killed this morning on the tracks. happened a few blocks
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medicare's future. when families are scraping to pay their medical bills, fraud, waste and abuse in our healthcare system are simply unacceptable. so today the president has asked us to put criminals on notice. the attorney general and i have convened this unprecedented summit featuring leaders from the public and private healthcare sectors because we believe the problem with healthcare fraud is even bigger than government, law enforcement or the private industry can handle alone. we'll need all of us working together to solve it. in the fight to prevent, find, catch and prosecute the crooks, we want every good idea we can get. everyone here has something to offer because healthcare fraud is a national problem. it affects federal programs like medicare, state programs like medicaid and private insurance companies. we're all vulnerable because we're all part of a healthcare system that's undergoing rapid growth. between 1970 and today, america's annual healthcare spending has gone from $75 million to over $2.5 billion. that's produced significant benefits for patients but it's also creat
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to lower the costs of medicare and medicaid and it will not cost anybody anything. that is great politics, it is just not true. so there has got to be some test of realism in any of thesexd proposals, mine included. i have to hold myself accountable and guarantee the american people will hold me accountable if what i am selling does not actually deliver. >> mr. president, a point of clarification. what is in the better solutions book are all the legislative proposals that were offered. >> i understand that. i have actually read your bills. >> through 2009. >> i a understand. -- i understand. >> the summary document you receive this backed up by precisely the kind of detailed legislation that speaker pelosi android restoration have been busy ignoring for 12 months. >> i have read your legislation. i take a look at this stuff and the good ideas we take. here is the thing that all this have to be mindful of. @@@@@@@@@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ and support for faith and the un employed and helping people stay on cobra that democrats and republicans would support. maybe there are some things in th
due to medicare theft. >> how scammers are now making your money a target and what's >> another father of the balloon boy behind bars this afternoon in colorado. richard heene reported to jail to serve a 90-day sentence for ok stating that balloon hoak. heene will serve 90 days in jail. despite pleading guilty to court, he said there was no hoax and he truly believed his son was inside that balloon when it floated away in october. his wife will also serve 20 days when richard heene is released. >>> former basketball star jaysonilliams has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault today in new jersey. the plea comes eight years after the fatal shooting death of a limo driver. he was originally charged with reckless manslaughter but pleaded to a lesser charge. a sentencing date hasn't been set. >> $60 billion of your hard-earned taxpayer money goes down the drain every year. that's the estimated amount lost to fraud and the medicare system. all week long, nbc is looking at the way americans are getting fleeced. lisa myers talks to the hard-working volunteers in this area who are trying to sto
and are on medicare... vo: ...call now and we'll send you a free meter. vo: it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. vo: and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. vo: join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. vo: call now and receive a free accu-chek aviva meter. vo: plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. end tag vo: call the number on your screen. assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little to no cost to you. stay tuned for this important medicare benefit information and free scooter guarantee. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. why should you call the scooter store today? because their mobility experts are also medicare experts. and that means the scooter store is your best shot at
getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> i'm jamie colby. haiti had to call off the search for survivors. u.n. officials say at this point they'll act only when they hear sounds of life. the humanitarian effort ramps up. a star-studded telethon last night raise money for haiti. ♪ [ music ] >>
on the republican line. caller: thank you for taking my call. the so-called reduction in medicare -- is this information or misinformation? are they really going to reduce the amount of money in medicare to pay for this plan? also, the public option. how come they do not want to fight for that? it seems to me that it would be a good way to go. if people are insuring -- purchasing insurance, they are responsible for reading the policy and numbing their coverage. it is just like taking out a loan. if you sign on the dotted line, you are responsible because it is a contract. i think republicans are just fear-mongering, trying to kill the bill simply because of the input of lobbyists. host: thank you for the call. guest: public comment on the medicare question. the pieces in the legislation that would reduce cost under medicare are comprised of a number of components that have been discussed by legislative advisory commissions in the past, such as the medicare advisory council, which advises congress on issues of payment in medicare. issues have also been raised by the congressional b
reviews and investigations of medicare and medicaid fraud. some have resulted in prosecutions and other in new program integrity functions to prevent health care fraud. he has been the inspector general since september 2004 and is the senior official responsible for audits, evaluations, investigations, and general law enforcement for all hhs projects. it is an honor to introduce my colleague, dan levinson. [applause] >> thank you very much. i cannot pass up an opportunity to say hello, good morning, and welcome you here as early as possible. this is such an important event for our office of inspector general because fighting fraud is what we are all about. on behalf of the 1500 dedicated professionals of our office, welcome to what looks to be a very interesting and what i undoubtedly believe will be very productive day as we gather throughout these breakout sessions to drill down on some of the most important issues concerning health-care integrity that our programs face. again, i think you will be hearing this from others as well, when one of every three americans depends upon an effi
of this, tax breaks for small business, extending the life of medicare. more assistance to seniors for prescription drugs. a cap on out of pocket expenses. help for people with pre-existing conditions. he's saying let's get back to it. if you look at the polling in "the washington post" yesterday on the massachusetts race,s the clear. people don't want us to walk away from health care. they want us to address their concerns with the program. they want brown to come and work with us and not be obstructionist. that was very clear in the polling. i suggest that the. party look that poll as well. their policies were viewed more dimly than democratic crying o together. we're working to pass this on behalf of the american people, who are going to feel greater and greater burden from the health care costs if we don't step up and deal with it. >> you're looking forward to pass this. the president looked like he was trying to reduce the scale. are you talking -- what do you think about the idea -- i have a question here. that speaker pelosi and majority leader reid are cooking pup you coul
medicare has issued a warning. what is that warning? is anyone listening? steve moore joins us live. steve is the senior economic writer for the "wall street journal" editorial page. center for medicare and medicaid service has a warning what is it? >> this bill is going to cost more than expected. this bill was intended to cut the costs of the health insurance system so we could all afford greater access to health care. what this medicare actuary said it is going to what they call ben the cost curve up to state cost will rise over time they won't fall down. that's what mr. obama said. they project over the next 10 years that the increase in the cost of medicare is going to be 200 billion dollars that a big number twice the size of the california budget. >> greta: is that in contrast to what the congressional budget office said? >> a higher number. >> greta: now we've got two very different numbers. did they use different methodology at arriving at the numbers? >> medicare they think the cost are going to accelerate more. remember there's two parallel programs there's medicare they didn't
presentations done right. assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. call the number on your screen for free information. garlique's clinically proven ingredient maintains healthy cholesterol naturally. eat right. exercise. garlique. >>> let me ask you about another country broadly speaking in the reg
, have diabetes and are on medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call t number on your screen. >>> mr. president, a point of clarification, what is in the better solutions book are all the legislative proposals -- >> i understand that. i've actually read your bills. >> -- throughout 2009. >> i understand that. >> rest assured the summary document you received is backed up by precisely the kind of detailed legislation that speaker pelosi and your administration have been busy ignoring for 12 months. >> mike, hold on, hold on a second. [ applause ] >> no, no, no, no. hold on a second, guys. you know, mike, i've read your legislation. i mean, i take a look at this stuff. and the g
the costs of medicare and medicaid and it won't cost anybody anything. that's great politics. it's just not true. so there's got to be some test of realism in any of these proposals, mine included. i've got to hold myself accountable. i guarantee the american people will hold themselves -- will hold me accountable if what i'm selling doesn't actually deliver. >> mr. president, a point of clarification, what's in the better solutions book are all the legislative proposals. >> i understand that. i've actually read your bills. >> that were offered throughout 2009. >> i understand. >> rest assured, the summary document you've received is backed up by precisely the kind of detailed legislation that speaker pel owes y and your administration have been busy ignoring for 12 months. >> wait. hold on a second. no, no, no, no, no. hold on a second. you know, mike, i've read your legislation. i mean, i take a look at this stuff. and the good ideas, we take. but here is the thing -- here is the thing, i guess, that all of us have to be mindful of. it can't be all or nothing, one way or the other. yo
, that is not the way to do it. what we should do is what medicare did in 1965. it was a christmas tree in the beginning. that is how they got the legislation passed. after that, then they started putting restrictions. in fact, we must be doing a good job, because now everyone is -- scared that medicare pays so little because it is too stingy in its payment. we did put cost controls and later. medicare does have its financial problems. let me end by saying, i think the public option would have had the potential to control costs, because you could sell insurance, it would garner market share. that could allow for the consolidated purchasing power i talked about to reduce costs which would bring more buyers there. reading the newspapers, it does not look like we will have a public option. that would be the one way in which i could see a health care reform having potential for controlling costs. on a positive note, it is not about costs or dead. if we move towards universal coverage, we are going to be creating a system that will be more malleable to the changes we want to see with regard to cost containme
. >> okay. what if we froze the topline of medicare medicare, medicaid, social security, and the very same discretionary spending that the president announced for tonight's speech for the same time period? how much would that save? >> i can't think of the categories off hand but it would've saved a great deal of money. i think the challenge is to decide what the top line cap on medicare spending, what does that mean to medicare beneficiaries, who is that will not get paid in an amount that would've been paid without that cap. >> okay. let's say that you reduce the benefits to wealthy americans who did pay that money into social security, means tested the payouts and did it that way. >> so on social security side, with picking sort of a dollar amount up front it's easier to change those rules then want to do this sort of thing as you suggest. exactly how much you'd save depends on just what thresholds you picked and how the testing worked. >> mr. chairman, thanks a million. [inaudible] >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> dr. elmendorf, thank you for being here. i applaud president obama for taki
insurance plans pay under part d of medicare for prescription drugs. they are taking advantage of their purchasing power. and we're relying on private insurers committee are' competition in part d of medicare, it isn't as effective as the v.a. which does take advantage of its market power. let me just talk for a moment on a private insurance. we rely on private insurance here. it's for-profit insurance. i think it leads to much higher health care costs. private insurers, obviously by definition, they have to make a profit. in addition to that they engage in marketing, they also engage in what we call medical understood writing, they have to hire a lot of actuaries to make sure that they're not taking on people who are too expensive. these are all very costly things. so that raises the price of private insurance. in addition, as i said, they don't have as much bargaining power so they also can't keep their prices low by taking advantage of the consolidated power that i'm talking about. so you might ask, why do we allow private insurance to have quasi-monopoly and the answer is t
't know the exact number but clearly with the body of medicare of 55 and over we are going to pick up two or 3 million more. now you've got the program operated by the opm and you have a bye in there of several million people. there's a provision most people haven't focused on which is a state can set up a separate program for people, government-run between 133% of poverty and 300% of poverty and any number of states will essentially do that. finally in all probability the exchanges are going to be run by the states. so, as that system comes forward you've got a bigger medicare, bigger medicaid, the fixed rates other components which are going to have negotiated rates. the bad news is going to take four years, five years to get this up and operating so i'm not sure there's going to be a lot of changes. but i think we have to start thinking how do we bring those together? it may be that medicare and medicaid are dictating rates for the groups that are negotiated. >> if we take that as a presumption we are going to see something built i would like you to respond what we were talking about h
for this? cutting half a trillion dollars out of medicare and you are going to be taxing people at a time they cannot afford it. we can do better. we can go back to the drawing board. it will not take 15 years. not on my watch. i will make it a priority to have coverage that states can rely on and have the flexibility. not a one-size-fits-all for the country and the hurting states. >> i am going to turn to you and you can -- all of you have talked about the economy. voters put jobs at the top of their list. everyone is worried about 10% unemployment. it is also true that this terrible economic situation workers find themselves in comes at the end of a lost decade for american workers. there has been nationwide, no net job growth since december, 1999 and middle class families when adjusted for inflation have not seen their incomes rise. what are your plans not only short term but what is the answer to the long-term challenge for jobs for americans? >> if i can no to that the congressional budget office says within 10 years that health care plan will be deficit neutral. one of the reasons w
their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> with a bic win in massachusetts, senate republican are reassessing chances in the november elections. joining us one the gop senate leaders john cornyn of texas and welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> how will you vote on giving federal reserve chairman ben bernanke a secon
for medicaid and medicare is of such services. >> the morning. i am susan dencer. happy new year and welcome to our briefing on the national health spending numbers. this is a ritual at the centers for medicare and medicaid services as well as for health affairs to bring out these spending numbers every year, and we are delighted to be able to do that once more. this year we have a historic set of numbers to help cms actuaries and other members unveiled. as you were here and perhaps already read, who have had a historic slowdown in the rate of health spending, the slowest rate of growth in 50 years. of course, the other side of the story is that health spending still grew faster than the overall economy, so we are not out of our long-term trajectory of health-care spending growth continuing to outpace the growth in the gross domestic product. with no further ado, i am going to turn it over to our five panelists to present the data further. you will be hearing from mika hartmann, a statistician in the health statistics group. he works primarily on historical and age-based national health esti
and are on medicare... vo: ...call now and we'll send you a free ter. vo: it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. vo: and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. vo: join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. vo: call now and receive a free accu-chek aviva meter. vo: plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. end tag vo: call the number on your screen. >>> 2009 oscar ballots have been mailed out. the nominees will be announced next month. >> jeremy and i already have some ideas of our own as far as what could get best picture of the year. for me it goes to "precious." i thought that the acting knocked my socks off. it's set in harlem in 1987. where precious is a 16-year-old african-american girl who's pregnant for the second time by her absent father. she's abused emotionally and physically by her mom who you see there played by mo'nique. precious can't read or write but her life changes when she starts going to an alternative school. it's at that point
: if you're over 65, have diabetes and are on medicare... vo: ...call now and we'll send you a free meter. vo: it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. vo: and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. vo: join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. vo: call now and receive a free accu-chek aviva meter. vo: plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. end tag vo: call the number on your screen. >>> this is my first "insomniac theater." it's good to be here. >> that's why it made it easier to make you see the chick flick. because you didn't know any better. you saw the wrong one. i saw the edgy movie people are talking about, "youth in revolt." with a guy we all know so well right now, michael cera. let me set up the vie for you. 's basically adapted from a series of favorite cult books. the idea behind it is cera is a 16-year-old virgin who falls head over heels for a nonvirgin. she's encouraging him to be bad and do daring things. he decides he's
from medicare over ten years the cbo said that course of action would reduce the deficit by more than $130 billion. >> there is a number of things that make that implausible, dubious. >> such as expanding medicaid, shifting some cost to cash-strapped states or double counting savings in medicare, by saying they'd extend the life of the program, but also spending the money elsewhere. >> you it wi literally can't sp the same dollar twice. it won't work. >> then there is the doctor fix in medicare, a move to undo the previous effort to reduce medicare spending. under the current law, dockerors seeing the elderly will have a fee cut next year. they were worried about the effect so they removed it from the reform bill. >> the biggest hole in financing they left out the doc fix. >>> if it were counted the bill shifts from reducing the deficit to make it worse because the doc fix would cost $210 billion. congress still has to fix it anyway, so the house passed it separately, but simply added the cost to the deficit, which troubles democratic centrists. >> the question is how will that be fin
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